# How do you write #27.1times10^4# in scientific notation?

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Nov 21, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Since scientific notation requires a single integer on the left side of the period, just move the decimal over one place to the left.

This will add one to the exponent, making it a 5. This is due to the decimal being moved over 5 spaces to the left from the end of the original number (271,000).